Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
April 6th

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-648*-BC- Earliest recorded total solar eclipse; chronicled by Greeks.Ref: 5
610*Lailat-ul Qadar, the night the koran descended to EarthRef: 5
774*Charles the Great affirms Pippins promise of Quiercy.Ref: 5
1106*Fire in Venice.Ref: 5
1327*Italian poet Petrarch first sets eyes on his beloved Laura.Ref: 5
1362 Robber bastion Tard-Venus strikes at Brignais France.Ref: 5
1516 A Willaert installed as singer of cardinal Ippolito I d'Este.Ref: 5
1580*Earthquake in London badly damages St Paul's and other churches.Ref: 62
1634 Heeren XIX asks "to secure Eylands Curaçao".Ref: 5
1663*King Charles II signs Carolina Charter.Ref: 5
1664*France & Saksen sign alliance.Ref: 5
1722*Peter the Great ends tax on men with beards.Ref: 5
1724*Duke of Newcastle becomes English minister of Foreign Affairs.Ref: 5
1727 Denmark signs Covenant of Hannover.Ref: 5
1735*The first Moravians from Europe arrived in America. Invited by colonial governor James Oglethorpe, ten males of the "Unitas Fratrum" landed in Savannah, Georgia after sailing from England in February.Ref: 5
1757*English king George II fires minister William Pitt Sr.Ref: 5
1789*The First U.S. Congress begins regular sessions at Federal Hall in New York City.Ref: 2
1789*First Catholic Diocese established in America at Baltimore, MD.Ref: 10
1808*American Fur Company founded by John Jacob Astor.Ref: 10
1814*Granted sovereignty in the island of Elba and a pension from the French government, Napoleon Bonaparte abdicates at Fountainebleau. He is allowed to keep the title of emperor.Ref: 2
1830*Joseph Smith and five others organize the Church of Latter-Day Saints in Seneca, New York.Ref: 2
1841*Cornerstone laid for 2nd Mormon temple, Nauvoo IL.Ref: 5
1848*Jews of Prussia granted equality.Ref: 5
1859*US recognizes Liberal government in Mexico's War of the Reform.Ref: 5
1865*(Lincoln Assassination Conspiracy) John Surratt and Sarah Slater, a confederate agent, reach Montreal with a ciphered dispatch from Richmond--most likely one approving a plan to kill Lincoln by blowing up the Executive Mansion.Ref: 87
1866*G.A.R. (Grand Army of the Republic) is established.Ref: 5
1868*Mormon church leader Brigham Young, 67, married his 27th and last wife. (In all, Brigham Young's wives bore him 47 children.).Ref: 5
1886 Declaration of Berlin neutralizes Tonga.Ref: 5
1886*Vancouver, BC was founded by the Canadian Pacific Railway CompanyRef: 5
1893*Mormon temple in Salt Lake City dedicated.Ref: 5
1903*French Army Nationalists are revealed to have forged documents to guarantee a conviction for Alfred Dreyfus.Ref: 2
1903*General railroad strike against "worgwetten" (anti-strike laws).Ref: 5
1909*First credit union established in US.Ref: 5
1912*Electric starter first appeared in cars.Ref: 5
1924*Four planes leave Seattle on the first successful flight around the world.Ref: 2
1924*Italian fascists receive 65% of vote of parliament.Ref: 5
1924*Völkische Block (Nazi's) receives 17.8% of vote in Bayern.Ref: 5
1925*First film shown on an airplane (British Air).Ref: 5
1926*United Airlines first flight a Swallow bi-plane delivering U.S. mail from Pasco, WA to Elko, NV.Ref: 10
1927*William P. MacCracken, Jr. earned license number ‘1’ when the Department of Commerce issued the first aviator’s license.Ref: 4
1930*Hostess Twinkies invented by bakery executive James Dewar.Ref: 5
1931*(Scottsboro Boys) Trials begin in Scottsboro, AL before Judge A. E. Hawkins. Nine blacks are accused of rape.Ref: 5
1934*418 Lutheran ministers arrested in Germany.Ref: 5
1936 ANP begins telex service in Amsterdam.Ref: 5
1938*The United States recognizes Nazi Germany's conquest of Austria.Ref: 2
1939 US & UK agree on joint control of Canton & Enderbury Is (Pacific).Ref: 5
1939 Great Britain & Poland sign military pact.Ref: 5
1944*Jewish nursery at Izieu-Ain France overrun by Nazi's.Ref: 5
1950*John F Dulles becomes advisor to US Secretary of State Dean Acheson.Ref: 5
1954*US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island.Ref: 5
1955*US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.Ref: 5
1955 Yemen failed coup by Abdullah Seif el-Islam.Ref: 5
1956 Polish communist Gomulka freed from prison.Ref: 5
1957*USSR performs nuclear test (atmospheric tests).Ref: 5
1964 Egypt & Belgium restore diplomatic relations.Ref: 5
1967*Premier Pompidou forms new French government.Ref: 5
1968 94.5% of East German voters approve new socialist constitution.Ref: 5
1968*HemisFair 1968 opens in San Antonio, Texas.Ref: 5
1972*Cray Research was foundedRef: 62
1972 Egypt drops diplomatic relations with Jordan.Ref: 5
1973*Harbor strike in Gent/Antwerp, Belgium.Ref: 5
1985 Sudan suspends constitution after coup under General Swarreddahab.Ref: 5
1985*US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.Ref: 5
1989*Protesters in Georgia demand independence, Soviet troops move inRef: 89
1991*Iraq reluctantly agreed to accept United Nations conditions for ending the Persian Gulf War.Ref: 64
1991*Subhana, becomes first Australian woman to become a Zen teacher.Ref: 5
1992*Congress of People's Deputies begins its attack on the governmentRef: 89
1992*US Supreme Court rules a Nebraska farmer was entrapped by postal agents into buying mail-order child pornography.Ref: 5
1993*First test flight of Ilyushin IL-96M (Moscow).Ref: 5
1994*(US Supreme Court Justice) Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun announced his retirement after 24 years.Ref: 70
1994*(Trump) Chuck Jones found guilty of breaking into Marla Maples home.Ref: 5
1994*Rockwell B-1B Lancers break 11 world speed records.Ref: 5
1996*A sorrowful President Clinton was on hand at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware to greet the arrival of 33 flag-draped caskets carrying the remains of Commerce Secretary Ron Brown and other victims of a plane crash in Croatia.Ref: 64
1998*The Dow Jones industrial average closed above 9,000 points for the first time.Ref: 70
1998 Pakistan successfully tested a medium-range missile capable of striking neighboring India.Ref: 70
2000*The father of Elian Gonzalez, Juan Miguel Gonzalez, arrived in the United States to press for the return of his 6-year-old son to Cuba.Ref: 70
2001*Algerian national Ahmed Ressam, accused of bringing explosives into the United States just days before the millennium celebrations, was convicted twice in the same day first in France for belonging to a group supporting Islamic militants, then in Los Angeles on terror charges.Ref: 70
2001*Pacific Gas and Electric filed for bankruptcy.Ref: 70
1869*First plastic, Celluloid, patented.Ref: 5
1889*George Eastman places Kodak Camera on sale for first time.Ref: 5
1909*Explorers Robert E. Peary and Matthew A. Henson became the first men to reach the North Pole. (The claim, disputed by skeptics, was upheld in 1989 by the Navigation Foundation.).Ref: 4
1930*First transcontinental glider tow completed.Ref: 5
1931*Hostess Twinkies, invented by James Dewar, first go on sale.Ref: 10
1938*Roy Plunkett scientist: discovers polytetrafluoroethylene, better known as Teflon.Ref: 2
1965*The United States launched the Early Bird, the first commercial geosynchronous communications satellite.Ref: 5
1973*Pioneer 11 launched toward Jupiter & Saturn.Ref: 5
1980*Post It Notes are introduced.Ref: 5
1982*Columbia returns to Kennedy Space Center from White Sands.Ref: 5
1984*11th Space Shuttle Mission (41-C)-Challenger 5 is launched.Ref: 5
1985*William J. Schroeder became the first artificial heart recipient to be discharged from the hospital as he moved into an apartment in Louisville, Ky.Ref: 64
1985*Atlantis (OV-104) rollout at Palmdale.Ref: 5
1992*Windows 3.1 released.Adds TrueType fonts and many other features.Ref: 80
1997*Progress M-34 Launch (Russia).Ref: 5
2000*A private company mapping the human genetic blueprint announced it had decoded all of the DNA pieces that make up the genetic pattern of a single human being.Ref: 64
402 Battle at Pollentia Roman army under Stilicho beats Visigoten.Ref: 5
1672*France declares war on Netherlands.Ref: 5
1815*English militia shoots prisoners, 100's killed.Ref: 5
1862*A two-day battle at Shiloh, TN involves about 65,000 Union and 44,000 Confederate troops. This battle resulted in nearly 24,000 killed, wounded, and missing. It proved to be a decisive victory for the federal forces when they advanced on and seized control of the Confederate railway system at Corinth, Mississippi. This was a Confederate surprise attack on Gen. The president is then pressured to relieve Grant but resists. "I can't spare this man; he fights," Lincoln says. Ulysses S. Grant's results in 13,000 Union killed and wounded and 10,000 Confederates, more men than in all previous American wars combined.Ref: 5
1862*Albert Sidney Johnston, American Confederate general in Civil War, mortally wounded at Shiloh, dies at age 59.Ref: 70
1862*Adley Hogan Gladden, Confederate Brigadier-General, dies in battle at 51.Ref: 5
1865*At the Battle of Sayler's Creek, a third of Lee's army is cut off by Union troops pursuing him to Appomattox.Ref: 2
1865*John Austin Wharton US Confederate General-Major, dies at 36.Ref: 5
1865*Reuben B Boston US Confederate cavalry Colonel, dies in battle.Ref: 5
1890*French troops under Captain Archinard occupy Segu, West-Sudan.Ref: 5
1916*German parliament OKs unrestricted submarine warfare.Ref: 5
1917*The House votes 373-50 in favor of war against Germany. (USA Today, p 5A, 10/08/2002)Ref: 13
1917*Woodrow Wilson signs declaration;U.S. declares war on Germany and enters WW1 at 1:18 p.m.Ref: 10
1920*French troop attacks Main/Darmstadt/Hanau.Ref: 5
1941*Nazis invade Yugoslavia (Jewish pop. 75,000) and Greece (Jewish pop. 77,000). Yugoslavia and the Soviet Union sign a treaty of friendship, providing for "amicable relations" in the event of foreign attack; the first wave of German bombers cross into Yugoslavia.Ref: 35
1941*Italian-held Addis Ababa capitulates to British & Ethiopian forces.Ref: 5
1941*Beginning of 3 day bombardment of Belgrade (17,000 die).Ref: 5
1941*British General Gambier-Parry caught in North Africa.Ref: 5
1941*German bombardment on Piraeus (munitions ship explodes).Ref: 5
1942*Evacuation of San Francisco Japanese beginsRef: 37
1942*The first U.S. troops arrive in Australia. 
1943*(and 7th) Axis forces in Tunisia begin a withdrawal toward Enfidaville as American and British forces link.Ref: 36
1943*British & US offensive at Wadi Akarit, South-Tunisia.Ref: 5
1943*Lou Jansen, leader of illegal Dutch political party (CPN) arrested.Ref: 5
1945*3rd Canadian Division takes Zutphen in northeast Holland. 
1945*Coevorden freed from Nazi's.Ref: 5
1945*Japanese giant battleship Yamato heads to Okinawa.Ref: 5
1945*Massive kamikaze-attack on US battle fleet near Okinawa.Ref: 5
1945*US marines explore Tsugen Shima near Okinawa.Ref: 5
1965*President Lyndon B. Johnson authorizes the use of ground troops in combat operations.Ref: 2
1973 Indies troops invade Sikkim.Ref: 5
1981 Yugoslav government sends troops to Kosovo.Ref: 5
1992 Serbian troops begin siege of Sarajevo.Ref: 5
1893*Andy Bowen & Jack Burke box 7 hours 19 minutes to no decision in St Louis (111 rounds, longest bout in boxing history).Ref: 5
1896*The Modern Olympics begin in Athens with eight nations participating. American, James Connolly, wins the first Olympic gold medal in modern history.Ref: 2
1900*James J Jeffries KOs Jack Finnegan in 1 for heavyweight boxing title.Ref: 5
1926*Montreal Maroons beat Victoria Cougars 3 games to 1 for Stanley Cup.Ref: 5
1935*H Levitt sinks 499 basketball free throws, misses & sinks 371 more.Ref: 5
1936*3rd Golf Masters Championship Horton Smith wins, shooting a 285.Ref: 5
1941*8th Golf Masters Championship Craig Wood wins, shooting a 280.Ref: 5
1947*11th Golf Masters Championship Jimmy Demaret wins his 2nd Masters golf tournament, shooting a 281.Ref: 5
1952*16th Golf Masters Championship Sam Snead wins his 2nd Masters golf tournament, shooting a 286.Ref: 5
1954*Montréal Canadiens score 3 goals in 56 seconds in playoff game against Detroit Red Wings.Ref: 5
1958*Arnold Palmer won his first major pro golf tournament by capturing the Masters in Augusta, GA (and the coveted green jacket). Palmer defeated defending champion Dough Ford for the honor. Palmer was 28 years old and had been a pro since 1954 after he won the National Amateur title.Ref: 4
1966 Mihir Sen swims the Palk Strait between Sri Lanka & India.Ref: 5
1968*Firestone World Tournament of Champions won by Dave Davis.Ref: 5
1971*Willie Mays, at the age of thirty-nine, homers on Opening Day and will hit HRs in the next three games to tie a major league record.Ref: 1
1973*At Fenway, Yankees' Ron Blomberg becomes the first designated hitter in major league history. He walks.Ref: 1
1973*On Opening Day at Three Rivers Stadium in front of record crowd of 51,695, the Pirates retire Roberto Clemente's uniform number 21 posthumously. The Pittsburgh right fielder died in a plane crash on New Year's Eve attempting to bring relief aid to earthquake-stricken Managua, Nicaragua.Ref: 1
1974*The Yankees begin a two year stint at Shea as Yankee Stadium is remodeled. They beat the Indians 6-1.Ref: 1
1975*Fastest hat trick by a Washington Capital 3 minutes 26 seconds (Stan Gilbertson).Ref: 5
1977*For the second time in nine years, a new franchise makes its major league debut in Seattle's Kingdome. The Mariners lose their first regular-season game at Kingdome to Frank Tanana and the Angels, 7-0.Ref: 1
1980*Gordie Howe completes a record 26th season.Ref: 5
1980*Pipino Cuevas of Mexico City KO's Harold Volbrecht in the 5th round in the Astroarena, Houston TX to retain his WBA welterweight boxing title.Ref: 97
1980*9th Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Donna Caponi Young.Ref: 5
1982*A freak heavy spring snow storm brings subfreezing temperatures across the northeast and midwest and causes the postponement of home openers for the Yankees, Tigers, White Sox, Brewers, Indians, Phillies and Pirates.Ref: 1
1982*Largest crowd ever to see a baseball game in Minnesota 52,279.Ref: 5
1983*Washington Capitals 2-New York Islanders 5-Patrick Division Semifinals- Islanders hold 1-0 lead.Ref: 5
1986*Soccer ball juggled non-stop for 14:14 hrs.Ref: 5
1986*The 15th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship is won by Pat Bradley.Ref: 5
1987*Boxing great Sugar Ray Leonard won a 2-1 decision in a stunning upset over Marvelous Marvin Hagler in a bout held in Las Vegas, NV.Ref: 4
1987*Los Angeles Dodgers executive Al Campanis said on ABC's "Nightline" that blacks "may not have some of the necessities" to hold managerial jobs in major-league baseball.Ref: 70
1988*The Blue Jays’ reluctant designated hitter, George Bell, follows up his three home run Opening Day performance going 5-for-5 (three singles and two doubles) leading Toronto over the Royals, 11-4. Considered a defensive liability, last year’s American League MVP will return to left field full time.Ref: 1
1988*NJ Devils' 1st playoff game; lose to Isles 4-3 (OT) in 1st round.Ref: 5
1989*Dodger hurler Orel Hershiser's scoreless-inning streak ends at 59 in the first inning of a 4-3 loss to the Reds.Ref: 1
1991*New York-New Jersey Knights first home game (Giants Stadium) lose to Frankfurt 27-17.Ref: 5
1991*Argentine soocer star Diego Maradona suspended for 15 months by Italian League for testing positive for cocaine use.Ref: 5
1992*The Toronto Blue Jays open the season in Detroit with newly acquired pitcher, Jack Morris setting a Major League record with his 13th consecutive opening day start. He tosses a complete game as Toronto wins 4-2.Ref: 86
1992*On Opening Day in front of full house at Seatle's Kingdome, the Rangers score nine runs in the top of the eighth inning and hold on to beat the Mainers, 12-10. Texas had been trailing 8-3 before the late inning barrage.Ref: 1
1992*Duke beats Michigan 71-51 to win the 54th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship.Ref: 5
1992*First game at Camden Field, Baltimore Orioles beat Indians 2-0.Ref: 5
1993*Florida Marlins first loss ever (4-2 to Los Angeles Dodgers).Ref: 5
1994*First scheduled Indians night game at Jacobs Field is rained out.Ref: 5
1995*David Cone, who pitched for the Toronto Blue Jays in the 1992 World Series, is re-acquired in a trade with the Kansas City Royals.Ref: 86
1996*Albert Belle shows off his arm by hitting Sports Illustrated photographer Tony Tomsic in the hand prior to a game.Ref: 5
1997*The 9th Seniors Golf Tradition is won by Gil Morgan.Ref: 5
1997*Annika Sorenstam wins LPGA Longs Drugs Challenge.Ref: 5
1997*Brad Faxon wins Freeport-McDermott Golf Classic.Ref: 5
1997*Twelve Bridges LPGA Classic.Ref: 5
2001*In the Home Opener at Veteran Stadium, Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Bunning's number 14 jersey is retired. Kentucky's Republican U.S. senator, who compiled a 224-184 in his 17-year career pitching for the Tigers, Phillies, Pirates and Dodgers, joins Richie Ashburn (1), Robin Roberts (36), Steve Carlton (32) and Mike Schmidt (20) as the fifth player to have his number retired by the Phillies.Ref: 1
2001*The Brewers, after a disappointing 0-4 start on the road, get into the winner's circle in front of President George W. Bush, as they beat the Reds in the major league debut of Miller Park, 5-4. Sean Casey, hits the park's first homer, but Archie Sexson's 435-foot home run in the eighth inning breaks a 4-4 deadlock giving Milwaukee its first win.Ref: 1
1849*Giacomo Meyerbeer's opera "Le Prophète", premieres in Paris France.Ref: 5
1883*Fiction: Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of the Speckled Band" (BG).Ref: 5
1906*The first animated cartoon is copyrighted.Ref: 5
1916*Charlie Chaplin was 26 years old this day when he signed a movie contract with the Mutual Film Corporation. He made a fair piece of change, too -- $675,000 a year -- and became the highest-paid film star in the world.Ref: 4
1917*George M. Cohan writes famous song, "Over There.”Ref: 10
1925*Eddie Cantor recorded the standard, If You Knew Susie, for Columbia Records.Ref: 4
1931*Little Orphan Annie, the comic strip character developed by Harold Gray, came to life on the NBC Blue network. About 5 decades later, the comic strip inspired a Broadway play and a movie, both titled, Annie.Ref: 4
1942 We Love and Learn premiered on CBS radio. The serial featured Frank Lovejoy as Bill. The program would continue until 1951.Ref: 4
1945 "This is Your FBI" debuted on ABC radio. Frank Lovejoy from We Love and Learn had little problem finding work, as he served as narrator for This is Your FBI for the next eight years.Ref: 4
1947*First Tony Awards Arthur Miller, David Wayne & Patricia Neal win.Ref: 5
1955*"3 for Tonight" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 85 performances.Ref: 5
1956*Capitol Tower, the home of Capitol Records in Hollywood, CA, was dedicated. The building was the first circular office tower designed in America. It is 13 stories tall and 92 feet in diameter. At night, a light at the tip of the tower blinks the letters "H-O-L-L-Y-W-O-O-D" in Morse Code.Ref: 4
1959*Hal Holbrook opened in the critically acclaimed, off-Broadway presentation of Mark Twain Tonight. Quotes from the famous humorist include: “It is best to read the weather forecast, before we pray for rain.”; “The more things are forbidden, the more popular they become.”; “Modesty died when clothes were born.”; “Be good and you will be lonesome.”; and “Familiarity breeds contempt -- and children.”Ref: 4
1959*31st Academy Awards "Gigi", Susan Hayward & David Niven win.Ref: 5
1968*HemisFair 1968 opens in San Antonio TX.Ref: 5
1971*Rolling Stones Records was formed to promote the hits of The Rolling Stones. The famous Stones trademark, the lips logo, became widely used. Brown Sugar was the first hit by the Rolling Stones on the new label, followed by Wild Horses, Tumbling Dice and Bill Gates’ favorite song, Start Me Up.Ref: 4
1973*The Stylistics received a gold record for their ballad hit, Break Up to Make Up. The Philadelphia soul group placed 10 hits on the pop charts in the 1970s. More of their gold record winners include: You Are Everything, Betcha By Golly Wow, I’m Stone in Love With You and You Make Me Feel Brand New.Ref: 4
1974 The first concert film featuring a soundtrack in quadraphonic sound opened -- at the Ziegfeld Theatre. Ladies and Gentlemen: The Rolling Stones turned out to be a ‘stone’ smash.Ref: 4
1974*200,000 attend rock concert "California Jam".Ref: 5
1975*"Rocky Horror Show" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 45 performances.Ref: 5
1975*"The Night That Made America Famous" closes at Barrymore NYC after 75 performances.Ref: 5
1976 First quadraphonic movie track "Ladies & Gentlemen the Rolling Stones".Ref: 5
1977*Judge rules the Beatles 1962 Hamburg album can be released.Ref: 5
1979*Rod Stewart & Alana Collins wed.Ref: 5
1983*Interior Secretary James Watt banned the Beach Boys from the 4th of July celebration on the Washington Mall, saying rock 'n' roll bands attract the "wrong element."Ref: 70
1985*The country group, Alabama, went five-for-five as the album 40 Hour Week grabbed the top spot on the Billboard country chart. The group had a number one album for each of the previous five years. The popularity of the quartet (three are cousins from Fort Payne, AL) continues today.Ref: 4
1987*22nd Academy of Country Music Awards Randy Travis & Hank Williams Jr.Ref: 5
1991*Former child actor Adam Rich arrested for breaking into a pharmacy.Ref: 5
1992*Voting begins on choice of Elvis postage stamps.Ref: 5
1992*Britain Radio Authority licenses Virgin & TV-AM radio licenses.Ref: 5
1995*"Having Our Say" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 308 performances.Ref: 5
1997*"3 Sisters" closes at Criterion Theater NYC.Ref: 5
-6*-BC- This day is believed by some Biblical scholars to be the actual date of the historical birth of Jesus Christ.Ref: 5
1483*Raphael [Raffaello Sanzio] Urbino Italy, painter/master builder (Madonna Sistina), is born.Ref: 5
1631*Vincenzo De Grandis composer, is born.Ref: 5
1660*Johann Kuhnau composer, is born.Ref: 5
1671*Jean-Baptiste Rousseau French playwright/poet (Sacred Odes & Songs), is born.Ref: 5
1672*Andre Cardinal Destouches composer, is born.Ref: 5
1708*George Reuter composer, is born.Ref: 5
1741*Sébastien-Roch-Nicolas Chamfort French playwright (Maximes), is born.Ref: 5
1752*Johann Friedrich Kranz composer, is born.Ref: 5
1757*Alessandro Rolla composer, is born.Ref: 5
1773*James Mill Scotland, philosopher/historian (Hist of British India), is born.Ref: 5
1778*Joseph Funk composer, is born.Ref: 5
1786*(date approximate) Sacagawea (also Sacajawea), American explorer, is born.Ref: 2
1806*Elizabeth Barrett Browning poet (Sonnets from the Portuguese)/Mrs Robert Browning, is born.Ref: 5
1810*Philip Gosse, inventor of the institutional aquarium, writer (Omphalos), is born.Ref: 5
1812*Aaron Bernstein writer, is born.Ref: 5
1812*Gavril Yakimovich Lomakin composer, is born.Ref: 5
1815*Friedrich Robert Volkmann composer, is born.Ref: 5
1818*Francis Henry Brown composer, is born.Ref: 5
1819 Johann A H Scheler Belgian librarian, is born.Ref: 5
1823*Joseph Medill St John New Brunswick Canada, newspaper editor (Chicago Tribune), is born.Ref: 5
1826*Gustave Moreau French painter, is born.Ref: 5
1828*Charles William Field Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1892, is born.Ref: 5
1830*James Augustine Healy, the first black Roman Catholic bishop in America, is born to an Irish planter and a slave on a plantation near Macon GA.Ref: 5
1833 Johan H C Kern Dutch linguist (Sanskrit, Old Javan), is born.Ref: 5
1835*Jose Marraco y Ferrer composer, is born.Ref: 5
1844*Joseph Ludwig composer, is born.Ref: 5
1860*Rene Lalique, French jeweler and important figure in the Art Nouveau movement, is born.Ref: 70
1866*Joseph Lincoln Steffens muckraker/journalist (Shame of the Cities), is born.Ref: 5
1866*Butch Cassidy [Robert Parker] US desperado (Wild Bunch Passage), is born.Ref: 5
1869*Louis Raemaekers, Dutch cartoonist famous for his anti-German cartoons in WWII, is born.Ref: 70
1870*Clarence E. McClung, an American zoologist who made important discoveries in the field of genetics, is born.Ref: 70
1871*Alexander, grandson of England's Queen Victoria, is born.Ref: 5
1878*Carl Emil Theodor Ehrenberg composer, is born.Ref: 5
1878*Erich Mühsam writer, is born.Ref: 5
1882*Rose Schneiderman U.S. women’s rights activist: organized 1913 strike of 25,000 women blouse makers & ILGWU (International Ladies Garment Workers Union); president of WTUL; only woman member of F.D.R.’s Labor Advisory Board; is born.Ref: 4
1883*Mien Labberton Dutch poetress, is born.Ref: 5
1884*Walter Huston (Houghston) Academy Award-winning actor: Treasure of the Sierra Madre [1948]; Duel in the Sun, December 7th: The Movie; is born in Toronto Ontario Canada. died Apr 7, 1950Ref: 4
1885*Carlos Leon Salzedo composer, is born.Ref: 5
1888*Daniel Andersson Swedish poet/writer (Svarta Ballader), is born.Ref: 5
1889 John Middleton Murry is born.Ref: 10
1889*Barry Macollum Northern Ireland, is born.Ref: 5
1890*Anthony Herman Gerard Fokker, pioneer aircraft manufacturer, is born in Holland.Ref: 68
1890*André L Danjon French astronomer, is born.Ref: 5
1892*Lowell Thomas, Woodington Ohio, newscaster (High Adventure), is born.Ref: 5
1892*Donald Wills Douglas US, aircraft pioneer (McConnell Douglas), is born.Ref: 5
1892*Mateusz Glinski composer, is born.Ref: 5
1896*Juan Tomas Perez composer, is born.Ref: 5
1898*Bobby Gilbert Pennsylvania, actor (Rebel Set, Marcus Welby MD), is born.Ref: 5
1900*Andrés Sas Perú, composer, is born.Ref: 5
1900*Leo Robin US writer (Thanks For the Memory), is born.Ref: 5
1901*Willem Pelemans Flemish composer/music reviewer, is born.Ref: 5
1902*Gertrude Short Cincinnati OH, actress (Stella Dallas, Blonde Venus), is born.Ref: 5
1903*Mickey Cochrane, baseball hall of fame catcher (.320 avg), is born.Ref: 5
1903*Harold Edgerton foremost high-speed photographer, is born.Ref: 5
1904*Kurt G Kiesinger German chancellor (Wherever They May Be), is born.Ref: 5
1905*W. Warrick Cardozo, physician, researcher of Sickle Cell Anemia, is born.Ref: 2
1906*John Betjeman English Poet Laureate 1972-1984 (Mount Zion), is born.Ref: 5
1908*Vano Il'ich Muradov [Muradeli] Russia, composer, is born.Ref: 5
1910*Desmond Dreyer British Admiral, is born.Ref: 5
1911*Phyllis Margaret Duncan Tate composer, is born.Ref: 5
1912*Endre Szekely composer, is born.Ref: 5
1912*Wilhelmus H L "Willem" Tollenaar actor/director (Don Carlos), is born.Ref: 5
1914*George Reeves, Ashland Ky, actor (Superman, Gone With the Wind), is born.Ref: 5
1916*‘Pappy’ Wade Ray country entertainer/musician: Grand Ol’ Opry; is born.Ref: 4
1917 Julian Faber CEO (Willis Faber), is born.Ref: 5
1917*Walter "Shakey" Horton Mississippi, harmonicist (Everybody's Fishin'), is born.Ref: 5
1918*Joan Bernard Principal (Trevelyan College, Durham), is born.Ref: 5
1918*Karen Verne Berlin Germany, actress (Madame X), is born.Ref: 5
1920*Bernard Carter British painter/etcher, is born.Ref: 5
1921*Andrew Welsh Imbrie composer, is born.Ref: 5
1921*Franta Belsky British sculptor, is born.Ref: 5
1921*Lord Moore of Wolvercote, is born.Ref: 5
1922*Barry Levinson Baltimore MD, director (Homicide@Life on the Street, Avalon, Rain Man, Diner), is born.Ref: 5
1923*Herb Thomas NASCAR auto racer: champ: 48 NASCAR Winston Cup wins during his driving career: Grand National [1951, 1953], first to win three Southern 500’s [1951, 1954, 1955]; seriously injured in Shelby, NC race ending his racing career [Oct 1956]; dies.Ref: 4
1924*Dorothy Donegan jazz pianist: At the Embers; appeared in film: Sensations of 1945; is born.Ref: 4
1925*Arthur D Larsen tennis champion (US Open-1950), is born.Ref: 5
1925*John Knox British supreme court justice, is born.Ref: 5
1925*Marcus Worsley Lord-Lieutenant of North Yorkshire, is born.Ref: 5
1926*Ian Paisley North Ireland, clergyman/MP, is born.Ref: 5
1927*Gerry Mulligan jazz musician, composer: Disc Jockey Jump, Boplicity, Venus de Milo, Godchild; is born.Ref: 4
1927*David Ingram Vice-Chancellor (University of Kent at Canterbury), is born.Ref: 5
1928*James Dewey Watson, collaborator in the discovery of the form of DNA, is born in ChicagoRef: 5
1928*Joi Lansing (Joyce Wassmansdoff) actress: Easter Parade, Singin’ in the Rain, The Merry Widow, Big Foot; died Aug 7, 1972Ref: 4
1929*"Crazy" Joe Gallo, mobster, is born.Ref: 5
1929*André (Ludwig) Previn pianist, composer; Oscar-winning film scores: Gigi, Porgy and Bess, Irma La Douce, My Fair Lady; conductor: Pittsburgh Symphony, London & LA Philharmonic Orchestras, is born in Berlin Germany.Ref: 4
1929*Arthur S Taylor Jr US drummer/band leader (Taylor's Wailers), is born.Ref: 5
1929*Edison Vasalievich Denisov composer, is born.Ref: 5
1929*Li Yuan-chia artist, is born.Ref: 5
1929*Willis Hall British writer, is born.Ref: 5
1931*Ivan Dixon NYC, actor (Car Wash, Hogan's Heroes), is born.Ref: 5
1931*Joan Carlyle British soprano, is born.Ref: 5
1933*Dudley Sutton British actor (Leather Boys, Brimstone & Treacle), is born.Ref: 5
1934*Antonius Geesink Holland, judo (Olympics-gold-1964), is born.Ref: 5
1934*Reijo Jyrkiainen composer, is born.Ref: 5
1935*John Pepper Clark Nigeria, writer (Horn, Song of a Goat), is born.Ref: 5
1936*Manfred Schoof composer, is born.Ref: 5
1937*Merle Haggard, CMA Entertainer and Male Vocalist of the Year: [1970]; songwriter: Okie from Muskogee, If We Make It Through December, Hungry Eyes, Workin’ Man Blues, Mama Tried, is born in Bakersfield CA. (also TWA, 1997)Ref: 4
1937*Billy Dee (December) Williams, Harlem New York NY, actor (Lady Sings the Blues, Chiefs, Empire Strikes Back, Double Dare), is born.Ref: 5
1938*Paul Daniels British magician, is born.Ref: 5
1938*Roy Thinnes, Chicago IL, actor (Invaders, Falcon Crest, General Hospital), is born.Ref: 5
1939 John Sculley is born.Ref: 10
1940*Anne Campbell MP, is born.Ref: 5
1940*Homero Aridjis Mexican poet (La Tumba de Filidor), is born.Ref: 5
1941*Hans W Geissendorfer Augsburg Germany, director (Sternsteinhof), is born.Ref: 5
1942*Barry Levinson Academy Award-winning director: Rain Man [1988]; Disclosure, Bugsy, Good Morning, Vietnam, The Natural, Diner; director, writer: Toys, Avalon, Tin Men; writer: Best Friends, Inside Moves, And Justice for All, High Anxiety, Silent Movie; Emmy Award-winning writer: The Carol Burnett Show [1974, 1975]; Emmy Award-winning producer: Displaced Person, American Playhouse [1985]; Emmy Award-winning Director: Gone for Goode, Homicide-Life on the Street, is born.Ref: 4
1942*Phil Austin comedian (Firesign Theater), is born.Ref: 5
1943*Marty (Martin William) Pattin baseball: pitcher: California Angels, Seattle Pilots, Milwaukee Brewers [all-star: 1971], Boston Red Sox, KC Royals [World Series: 1980], is born.Ref: 4
1943*Susan Tolsky Houston, actress (Madame's Place, Here Comes the Brides), is born.Ref: 5
1943 Harry Conroy trade unionist, is born.Ref: 5
1943*Joaquin Agostinho Portuguese cyclist, is born.Ref: 5
1943*Roger Cook investigative journalist/broadcaster, is born.Ref: 5
1944*(Heisman Trophy 1964) John Huarte football: Notre Dame, Heisman Trophy [1964], Chicago Bears, is born.Ref: 4
1944*John Stax rocker (Pretty Things-Don't Bring Me Down), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Judith McConnell Pittsburgh PA, actress (Sophia-Santa Barbara), is born.Ref: 5
1944*[Holly] Michelle [Gilliam] Phillips, Long Beach CA, singer (Mama & Papas)/actress (Knots Landing), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Felicity Palmer British mezzo-soprano, is born.Ref: 5
1945*Bob Marley reggae musician/singer (Whalers-No Woman), is born.Ref: 5
1945 Rodney Bickerstaffe trade unionist, is born.Ref: 5
1946*Paul Beresford MP, is born.Ref: 5
1947*John Ratzenberger actor: Cheers; The Empire Strikes Back, Timestalkers, Camp Cucamonga: How I Spent My Summer Vacation, is born.Ref: 4
1947 Jan Kees Wiebenga Dutch MP (VVD), is born.Ref: 5
1947*Tony Connor Romford Essex England, drummer (Hot Chocolate-You Sexy Thing), is born.Ref: 5
1949*Jane Actman New York NY, actress (Barbara-Paul Lynde Show), is born.Ref: 5
1949*Mary Maples Dunn college president (Smith College), is born.Ref: 5
1950*Dennis E Eckart (Representative-Democrat-OH, 1981- ), is born.Ref: 5
1951*Bert (Rik Aalbert) Blyleven baseball: pitcher: Minnesota Twins [AL Rookie Pitcher of the Year: 1970/all-star: 1973], Texas Rangers, Pittsburgh Pirates [World Series: 1979], Cleveland Indians [all-star: 1985], Minnesota Twins [World Series: 1987], California Angels [Comeback Player of Year 1989], is born.Ref: 4
1951*Ralph Cooper drummer (Air Supply-All Out of Love), is born.Ref: 5
1952*Udo Dirkshneider heavy metal rocker (Accept-Balls to the Wall, Udo), is born.Ref: 5
1952*Judith McConnell actress (Sophia Capwell-Santa Barbara), is born.Ref: 5
1953*Marilu Henner, Chicago, actress (Taxi, Man Who Loved Women), is born.Ref: 17
1953*Janet Lynn (Nowicki) ice skater: Olympic bronze medalist [1972]; Ice Follies; won first U.S. Professional Championship [1973], is born.Ref: 4
1954*Judi Bowker Shawford England, actress (Clash of the Titans), is born.Ref: 5
1957*Maurizio Damilano Italian speed walker (30K World Record), is born.Ref: 5
1959*Dianne Brill Tampa, fashion designer/party girl (Queen of the Night), is born.Ref: 5
1961*Mike Schuchart Omaha NE, Nike golfer (1994 NIKE Tour Championship), is born.Ref: 5
1961*Rory Bremner impressionist, is born.Ref: 5
1962*Stan Cullimore bassist (Housemartins-Happy Hour, Over There), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Lorenzo Lynch NFL safety (Arizona Cardinals, Oakland Raiders), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Johnny Dee heavy metal drummer (Britny Fox-Boys in Heat, King Kobra), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Bill Brooks NFL wide receiver (Buffalo Bills), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Rica Reinisch German Democratic Republic, 100 meter/200 meter backstroke (Olympics-gold-1980), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Gerald Diduck Edmonton, NHL defenseman (Hartford Whalers), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Virginia Lee Australian rower (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Kymberly Paige Newport Beach Ca, playmate (May, 1987), is born.Ref: 5
1967*John Ratzenberger Bridgeport Ct, actor (Cliff Clavin-Cheers), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Derrick Fenner NFL running back (Oakland Raiders), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Chris Anderson Australian high jumper (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Ari Meyers San Juan PR, actress (Emma McArdle-Kate & Allie), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Andy Harmon NFL defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagles), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Bret Boone El Cajon CA, infielder (Cincinnati Reds), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Brian Williams NBA center/forward (Detroit Pistons, Los Angeles Clippers), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Olaf Kolzig Johannesbourg Saf, NHL goalie (Washington Capitals), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Oliver Miller NBA forward/center (Toronto Raptors), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Anthony Redmon guard (Arizona Cardinals), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Tamara Henry Miss Arkansas-USA (1997), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Tom Sorensen Racine WI, volleyball middle blocker (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Vivian Y Herding Albuquerque NM, Miss New Mexico-America (1996), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Jason Hervey actor (Wayne Arnold-Wonder Years), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Dickey Simpkins NBA forward (San Francisco Warriors, Chicago Bulls), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Donald Blair CFL slot back (Edmonton Eskimos), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Hurvin McCormack NFL defensive tackle (Dallas Cowboys), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Donnie Edwards linebacker (Kansas City Chiefs), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Randall Godfrey linebacker (Dallas Cowboys), is born.Ref: 5
1975*Damon Phillip Pampolina rapper/drummer (Party), is born.Ref: 5
1976*Candace [Helaine] Cameron Bure Panorama City CA, actress (DJ Tanner-Full House), is born.Ref: 5
1976*Soleil Moon Frye Glendora CA, actress (Punky Brewster), is born.Ref: 5
1976*Simon Coombes Melbourne Victoria Australia, swimmer (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1979*Ali Burr Miss North Carolina Teen-USA (1997), is born.Ref: 5
1979*Frederick MGDL Windsor son of English prince Michael, is born.Ref: 5
1980*Matthew Thomas Carey actor (Once You Meet a Stranger), is born.Ref: 5
884 Saint Methodius dies.Ref: 10
885*Methodius, Greek apostle of the slaves/archbishop of Sirmium, dies.Ref: 5
912*Nottker "the Stamelaar" benedictine monk/poet, dies at about 71.Ref: 5
1199*(or 7th) English King Richard I, the Lion-hearted, is killed by an arrow at the siege of the castle of Chaluz in France at age 41.Ref: 17
1252*Peter of Verona [Saint Peter the Martyr], Italian inquisitor, dies at 45.Ref: 5
1348*Petrarch's Laura dies of plague.Ref: 5
1362 Jacques de Bourbon count of Marche, killed in battle.Ref: 5
1472 Pieter Bladelin Belgium, land owner (Middelburg castle), dies.Ref: 5
1489*Hans Waldmann Swiss military/mayor (Zurich), beheaded.Ref: 5
1490*Matthias Corvinus king of Hungary, dies.Ref: 5
1520*Raphael [Sanzio] artist (Sistine Madonna), dies on his 37th birthday.Ref: 5
1528*Albrecht Durer, German artist: Martyrdom of the Ten Thousand, Adoration of the Magi, Young Hare; engraver: Knight, Death and the Devil, The Smaller Passion; dies in Nürnberg Germany at age 56.Ref: 4
1590*Francis Walsingham English Secretary of State, dies at about 57.Ref: 5
1593*Henry Barrow, English puritian/Congressionalist, hanged.Ref: 5
1593*John Greenwood, English Congressionalist, hanged.Ref: 5
1605*John Stow British historian, dies.Ref: 5
1637*Ben Jonson England, playwright/poet (Volpone, Alchemist), dies.Ref: 68
1674 Charles de Méan Belgian lawyer (Observations), dies at 69.Ref: 5
1707*Willem Van de Velde the Young, Dutch seascape painter, dies a 73.Ref: 5
1712*Slave revolt in New York. Six commit suicide, 21 are executed.Ref: 5
1779*Tommaso MFS Traetta Italian opera composer (Farnace), dies at 52.Ref: 5
1782*Rynoldus Popma van Oevering composer, dies at 90.Ref: 5
1803*Sir William Hamilton, English diplomat and archaeologist, dies at age 72.Ref: 70
1805*Lorenz Justinian Ott composer, dies at 56.Ref: 5
1817*Bonaventura Furlanetto composer, dies at 78.Ref: 5
1822*Franz Xaver Partsch composer, dies at 62.Ref: 5
1829*Niels H Able Norwegian mathematician (infinite series), dies at 26.Ref: 5
1838*José B de Andrada e Silva premier of Brazil (1822-23), dies at 74.Ref: 5
1847 Hans Jarta, Swedish political activist/administrator/publicist, dies at age 73.Ref: 70
1854*William Strickland US architect, dies.Ref: 5
1875*Moses Hess, German journalist; espoused socialism and Zionism, dies at age 62.Ref: 70
1884*Emanuel Geibel writer, dies at 68.Ref: 5
1906*Alexander L Kielland Norwegian writer (Working People), dies at 57.Ref: 5
1913*Jose Marraco y Ferrer composer, dies on 78th birthday.Ref: 5
1919*Stefan Surzynski composer, dies at 63.Ref: 5
1926*Giovanni Amendola antifascist/editor-in-chief (Il Mondo), dies at 43.Ref: 5
1931*Giuseppi Radiciotti composer, dies at 73.Ref: 5
1935*Edwin Arlington Robinson (Pulitzer prize-winning poet: Collected Poems [1922], The Man Who Died Twice [1925], Tristram [1928]; Richard Cory, Miniver Cheevy) dies.Ref: 4
1936*Tornado, kills 203 & injuring 1,800 in Gainesville Georgia.Ref: 5
1939*Robert Courtneidge British theater producer, dies.Ref: 5
1940*Andres Isasi composer, dies at 49.Ref: 5
1944*Illustrator, author, doll designer, inventer of the Kewpie Doll, Rose O'Neill dies.Ref: 68
1945 Benjamin M Telders president (Dutch Liberal States Party), dies at 42.Ref: 5
1947*Vaclav Kapral composer, dies at 58.Ref: 5
1951*Halfdan Cleve composer, dies at 71.Ref: 5
1961*Jules J B V Bordet Belgian bacteriologist (Nobel 1919), dies at 90.Ref: 5
1962 J C Heldring Dutch businessman, dies at 74.Ref: 5
1966*Emil Brunner, Swiss theologian, dies at age 76.Ref: 70
1966*Julia Faye actress (10 Commandments. Samson & Delilah), dies at 73.Ref: 5
1968*Gunpowder stocks at a sporting-goods store explode, killing 43 (Va).Ref: 5
1968*Bobby Hutton US Black Panther leader, shot to death.Ref: 5
1970*Sam Sheppard dies of liver failure at age 46. (Dayton Daily News, 01/30/00, p 6A) 
1971*Igor (Fedorovich) Stravinsky composer: The Firebird, Petrouchka, The Rite of Spring, The Wedding, The Soldier’s Tale; dies in New York City at age 88.Ref: 68
1972*Heinrich Lübke West Germany President (1959-69), dies at 77.Ref: 5
1974*Willem Dudok Dutch architect (Hilversum Town Hall), dies at 89.Ref: 5
1975*Bundy victim Denise Oliverson disappears from Grand Junction, Colo.Ref: 5
1975*Chiang Kai-Shek Nationalist Chinese leader, dies at 87.Ref: 5
1976*Ruth P Thomson writer, dies.Ref: 5
1978*Nicolas Nabokov composer (Holy Devil), dies at 74.Ref: 5
1978*Reinoud Anders Dutch actor (Unrest of Grave), dies at 65.Ref: 5
1979*M Marie Widlow softball pitcher (Hall of Fame 1957), dies at 61.Ref: 5
1979*Milton Ager US composer, dies at 85.Ref: 5
1981*Bob "The Bear" Hite singer (Canned Heat-Goin' up the Country), dies.Ref: 5
1982*(US Supreme Court Justice) Abe Fortas, American lawyer and associate justice of the Supreme Court (1965-69), dies at age 71.Ref: 70
1983*Ana Maria Salvador guerilla leader, murdered.Ref: 5
1984*Ral Donner [Ralph Stuart], singer (Starfires), dies at age 41.Ref: 5
1984*Jimmy Kenndy British songwriter (South of the Border), dies.Ref: 5
1988*North pole explorer Matthew Henson buried next to Robert Peary in Arlington.Ref: 5
1990*Lady Nancy Hawkes (1946 best dress woman) dies at 73.Ref: 5
1990*Ronald E Evans astronaut (Apollo 17), dies of a heart attack at 57.Ref: 5
1992*Isaac Asimov, American writer of over 300 books including Foundation and I, Robot, dies from kidney failure at age 72.Ref: 2
1992*Molly Picon (Pyekoon) actress: Fiddler on the Roof, Come Blow Your Horn, For Pete’s Sake, Murder on Flight 502, Cannonball Run; star of the Yiddish stage; dies of Alzheimers at age 94.Ref: 4
1993*Divya Bharati "Baby Doll" Indies actress (Diwana), dies in car at 19.Ref: 5
1993*Hedi Amira Nouira PM of Tunisia (1970-80), dies.Ref: 5
1994*Car rigged with explosives detonates next to bus in Afula in northern Israel. Nine Israelis killed, 45 wounded. Militant Muslim group Hamas claims responsibility. Ref 
1994*Massacres begin in Rwanda; Hutus in genocide (ethnic cleansing!?) against Tutsis; est. 200,000 dead.Ref: 10
1994*The presidents of Rwanda (Juvénal Habyarimana) and Burundi were killed in a mysterious plane crash near Rwanda's capital; widespread violence erupted in Rwanda over claims the plane had been shot down.Ref: 70
1994*Dick Cary jazz musician: trumpet, arranger; first pianist in Louis Armstrong’s All-Stars [1947-48]; dies at age 77.Ref: 4
1994*Agatha Uwilingiyimana Rwanda/1st female PM in Africa, assassinated.Ref: 5
1994*Cyprian Niayamira President of Burundi (1993-94), assassinated.Ref: 5
1994*Juvénal Habayarimana President of Rwanda (1973), assassinated.Ref: 5
1994 Patricia Louise Dalton chair (Sherlock Holmes Society), dies at 75.Ref: 5
1994*Theo Bosch humanist/architect (Amsterdam), dies at 54.Ref: 5
1995*Vieno J Sukselainen PM of Finland (1959-61), dies.Ref: 5
1996 A stolen truck carrying illegal immigrants overturned in Temecula CA, killing eight people.Ref: 64
1996*Actress Greer Garson dies in Dallas at age 92.Ref: 68
1997*5 are killed at a soccer match in Nigeria. (Ref: Sports Illustrated, p. 15, 5/21/2001) 
1997*Jack Kent Cooke NFL team owner (Washington Redskins), dies at age 84.Ref: 70
1998*Country singer Tammy Wynette (Virginia Wynette Pugh) dies at her Nashville, TN, home at age 55. (TWA, 1999)Ref: 95

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